Why invite dissenter to speak? - Catholic Courier

Why invite dissenter to speak?

To the editor:

Imagine my shock that (Father) Charles Curran was slated for a special speaking engagement in Rochester. I am disappointed by this recent action by members of this diocese.

Charles Curran dissented in 1968 in his very public, and hurtful, statements against the Catholic Church and the writings in the encyclical Humanae Vitae. While members of the Catholic Church are tirelessly fighting to save the lives of unborn children, Curran’s views of abortion and artificial birth control undermine the teachings of the Church and the laws that God set forth.

There are so many speakers out there that can fill the hearts of the Catholic community with the Gospel, Sacramental guidance and the promotion of human dignity.

The journey to our Lord is difficult. He never said it would be easy. To accept Curran’s so-called teachings is to take the easy road.

Lynn Lewandowski

Robinwood Trail

Rochester

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